Housing Success and Eviction Prevention
REACH offers several programs to help our residents stay in their housing, raise their standard of living, and connect to local resources and opportunities. Cick here to read the Resident Services mission and values statement. The main goal of the Resident Services Department is to help you stay in your housing. To that end, we have several approaches to connect you to resources and information. Contact your Resident Services Coordinator for more information.
HomeFront Newsletter - The HomeFront is a bi-monthly newsletter for residents featuring up-to-date local resources, events, and important news about our programs. Read our latest and past issues of the HomeFront.
The Closet - REACH provides a limited supply of emergency food, clothing and household items for residents of REACH housing. Closets are available at the locations listed below, except where on-site building food closets exist. These include the Ritzdorf Court Apartments, Station Place Tower and Gray’s Landing Apartments - see building details below.
REACH Scattered Sites Office
1035 SE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Tuesdays between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm
Thursdays between 1:00 and 3:00 pm
Food, clothing and household items: Food is limited to one paper grocery bag, once per month.
Check out other information on local food and clothing resources.
Are you having trouble paying your rent this month?
If you’re a REACH resident, our Resident Services staff may be able to connect you to rental assistance resources. Please call us as soon as you know you won’t be able to pay the next month’s rent. The sooner we know, the better chance we have of helping you. We can ONLY refer REACH residents to other agencies that offer rent assistance. We have no general rental assistance funds available.
Autumn and Lee’s Story
“Lee and I have always struggled to find housing we can afford.”
~ Autumn, Patton Park Apartments
Autumn Gaddy has lived in Northeast Portland with her partner Lee for over 15 years. Now their child Grace, is almost old enough to go to kindergarten. Before moving into Patton Park Apartments, the Gaddys were doubling up and living with another family in the basement of an unfinished house. Although Autumn appreciated sharing child care and support with the other family, their living situation was difficult. She says it was challenging to juggle the space needs of eight people underneath one roof.
Autumn discovered us while visiting the Trillium Charter School, right next-door to Patton Park. She noticed a sign marking the area “The future home of Patton Park Apartments.” According to Autumn, Patton Park is opening its doors not a moment too soon. “I was really excited to find this being built in North Portland, especially because my daughter’s school is right in the neighborhood.” Autumn hopes to get her daughter into Trillium Kindergarten next year.
“Lee and I have always struggled to find housing we can afford,” said Autumn. “If Patton Park hadn’t come along we would have tried to find another apartment in the neighborhood. But the rent would be at least two hundred dollars over what we’ll be paying at Patton Park,” she added. “For us right now, that $200 is the difference between eating well and not so well.”